Intro to Long Form Using The Art of Slow Comedy with Jimmy Carrane:


The Laughing Academy




Sat, Nov 13, 2021

1 class

1:00pm - 4:00pm CST


3230 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025


14 students

Class Experience

Intro to Long Form using the Art of Slow Comedy-3hour

Before you can be funny you have to be real. In this intensive weekend workshop you will learn the basic principals of The Art of Slow Comedy, which make long-form improvisation as easy as having a conversation.
*Get tools to help you build solid improv scenes
* Taking the pressure off to be funny
* Have an emotional life on stage
* React honestly to your partner
* Tap into your life experiences
*Learn scenic long form

JIMMY CARRANE: Comedian, performer, and trainer, Jimmy Carrane began his improv studies and performances at The Second City and IO. Jimmy also became one of the original members of The Annoyance Theater. Years later, he would return to teach at all three theaters, excited to share his experiences and guide a new generation of performers through the art of improvisation.
During his team tenure, Jimmy was a member of Jazz Freddy, Carl and the Passions, and the original cast of Armando at iO Chicago. He also created one of the first two-person improv shows, “Naked” co-starring Stephanie Weir.
Jimmy wrote and performed his own one-man shows, such as the hit “I Am 27, I Still Live at Home and Sell Office Supplies” and “Living in Dwarf’s House.” Jimmy’s improv took him into interviewing on public radio in Chicago, where he was the host of Studio 312 and talked to everyone from Conan O’Brian to Cindy Crawford. He co-wrote Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser with Liz Allen and is the author of Improv Therapy. He is also the host of the podcast Improv Nerd on Starburn Audio. Jimmy teaches his award-winning Art of Slow Comedy classes and workshops in Chicago and across the country.

As a corporate trainer, Jimmy has taught corporate improv workshops for Fortune 500 companies, salespeople and advertising agencies to bring the art of improv to the workplace. Rounding out his performance résumé are film and TV credits in such productions as Public Enemies, The Playboy Club, Natural Born Killers, The Untouchables, ER, Early Edition and a (metric) ton of independent films.


We are so excited to have you join us for this special workshop!

We have ample free parking on the EAST side of our building, between the Family Video and Luxilon Furniture stores. Please DO NOT park in the Jiffy Lube lot, they will tow.

The Laughing Academy Location

The Laughing Academy

3230 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025